Mao Zedong By: David DiBiase, Corey Mumolo, Marc Dipace, Tom Muraca,
China • Mao Zedong is considered to be the communist father of china • Chinese communist revolutionary political theorist and politician • Converted china into a single party communist state • Theoretical contribution to the ideas along with his military theories and brand of policies are collectively known as Maoism
Rise to power • He governed the country of china as a communist leader from 1921 until 1949. • Mao Zedong rose to power in China by commanding the Long March. • The Long March was an epic retreat by the three Red Armies of China between 1934 and 1936, which took place during the Chinese Civil War. • He was the 1st Chairman of the Communist Party of China
Beliefs • Communism • In 1949 Mao proclaimed the foundation of the People's Republic of China, a one-party socialist state controlled by the Communist Party. • Adopted a Chinese nationalist and anti imperialist society.
Beliefs • He believed In communes. (Groups of people who lived and worked together and hold property in common) • Gorilla warfare (the use of hit-and-run tactics by small, mobile groups of irregular forces operating in territory controlled by a hostile, regular force.) • Believed that China needed to become more industrialized to compete with other nations. He started the Great Leap Forward because of this. • Didn’t believe in the traditional Confucian society.
Impact on the Nation • He had a positive effect on china at the time. • He gave women more rights. And he expected them to work along side men. • He effectively rid china of the corrupt and brutal dictator jiang jie-shi and the nationalists. • Improved healthcare and education. • He increased agriculture and industrial output. (Great Leap Forward)
Impact on the World • He lead the second communist revolution. • He influenced other countries like The Soviet Union, Cuba, and North Korea to become communist. • Because of the communist revolution, countries lead by democracy like Britain and the United States were afraid of the growing trend of communism.
Regents Question • The Great Leap Forward in China and the five-year plans in the Soviet Union were attempts to increase • private capital investment • religious tolerance • individual ownership of land • industrial productivity • A major goal of the Cultural Revolution in China during the 1960’s was to • restore China to the glory of the Han Dynasty • reemphasize Confucian traditional values • weaken communist ideas • eliminate opposition to Mao Zedong
Answers • Correct Answer Number: 4 Explanation: The Great Leap Forward in China and the Five Year Plans in the Soviet Union were both aimed at increasing industrial output. • Correct Answer Number: 4 • Explanation: The Cultural Revolution was started to renew the people’s faith in the revolution. Mao Zedong used this policy as a tool for eliminating political opposition to his rule and the Communist Party.